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10 Aug 2007

Hi doc, i fell from the roof (mostly on my left side) almost a week ago, can move my arms and can breeth deeply but when i sneeze or cough it hurts sooo badly is this still normal muscle pains?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Kobus
You could have cracked a rib - feel along the ribs one by one and feel if you can identify a specific painful rib, another sign of a cracked rib may be that you can feel a scratchy sensation if you press on the rib where the two broken ends meet. This can take up to 6 weeks to heal....
Do NOT strap your chest but hold the area when you sneeze or cough to limit movement in that specific spot.
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